Alexandria VA Dentist Blog

Two Unexpected Symptoms of TMJ

Most people are familiar with the common symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. These symptoms include jaw pain, muscle tension in the jaw, neck, shoulders, or back, headaches, and clicking and popping noises when moving the jaw. However, since the temporomandibular joint…

Do You Have Severe Dental Phobia? Here’s How Your Dentist Can Help

An estimated 20% of people experience dental anxiety, but less than half this number experience dental phobia, a severe fear that prevents people from going to the dentist entirely. Dental anxiety and dental phobia prevent patients all over the world from seeking…

Patient Case Study: Full Mouth Reconstruction

A client in his early 50s who had been coming to Dr. Mazhari for years was finally ready to transform his smile. As a busy, high-level executive, this gentlemen originally came to Dr. Mazhari with fractures in his teeth. However,…

How Do I Know if I Have TMJ? What Are the Signs?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are any disorders that encompass the complex joint in your body that connects your upper jaw to your lower jaw. Although necessary, the TMJ has the potential to cause chronic pain and discomfort, especially if you have a…

Which Foods and Habits Increase Plaque Buildup?

Plaque is a substance that’s constantly forming in our mouths. It results from our oral bacteria feeding on what we eat—and plaque is a waste product of that process. Plaque can feel like something fuzzy covering your teeth, but is more or…

Are All Dental Implants Created Equal?

Dental implants are an excellent replacement for missing teeth, but not all dental implants are created equal. Different materials may be used for the actual implants, making them more compatible for people with different types of sensitivities. What kinds of materials are…

Patient Case Study: Invisalign and Implants for a Stunning Smile

Dr. Mazhari is happy to have helped one Northern Virginia patient to completely transform his smile with Invisalign and Dental Implants. Dr. Mazhari sat down with the patient for a consultation to evaluate both the spacing and alignment concerns and…

Patient Satisfaction Is Our Top Priority

Patient satisfaction is the foundation of our practice, and these kind words mean a great deal to us. We're happy to share a recent online review from our patient, Tamy. " Dr Mazhari has been awesome. I had not been…